A REVIEW ON ANTIALLERGIC ACTION OF RUPATADINE
E. Ajila*, R. Aniz K. Roy, Prasobh G.R., Sheeja Reka A.G., Dhanya S. and Athira A.S.
Rupatadine helps alleviate various symptoms of an allergic reaction. It acts as an anti-histamine, which treats urticaria and allergic rhinitis. Certain precautions are necessary when taking Rupatadine, such as liquor consumption should be avoided. Patients who suffer from kidney and liver problems, as well as old aged persons and children below the age of 12, should take the drug only after their doctor approves. Expecting mothers, those trying to conceive and breastfeeding women should also inform their doctor before they start the drug. Over dosage of Rupatadine can lead to severe complications and should be avoided. The drug is meant to be stored at room temperature, preferably in a container that is clean and airtight. The dosage of the drug generally depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. In most cases, doctors prescribe about 10 mg which needs to be taken one time daily. It is an oral drug that should be consumed exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult an internal medicine specializer before using this medicine.Rupatadine is a second generation antihistamine and PAF antagonist used to treat allergies. It is available as round, light salmon coloured tablets containing 10 mg of rupatadine as fumarate.
Keywords: Antihistamines, Rupatadine, allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria.
[Full Text Article]